CHICAGO (CBS) — At a time when many people give to charity groups, the economy has improved, but there are still challenges in raising money.
Mary Lynn Everson, director of the Marjorie Kovler Center, which works with immigrants who were torture victims, said they receive federal grants, but the funding can’t always keep up with demand.
“We have had challenges with that, as well, because it’s been flat-funded for, I believe, four years,” she said. “Of course, with increasing requests for services, that presents obvious challenges,” she said.
Karen Daiter, director of The Holding Circle, a small agency that provides psychological help and conflict resolution for poor minority students, said raising money is a challenge.
“We’re funded currently through private donations. We’re looking at some grants, but principally it’s through private donations,” she said.